Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several chiefly tropical trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

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  • n. Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus Schistosoma, that are parasitic to humans

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  • n. flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

Etymologies

New Latin Schistosōma, genus name : Greek skhistos, split; see schist + Greek sōma, body; see -some3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • … Brother H. H. Kung is suffering not only from heart disease, but from schistosome parasites in his liver.

    The Last Empress

  • Evidence for immune-facilitated excretion of schistosome eggs from patients with Schistosoma mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus coinfections.

    Parasite Rex

  • An IL-12-based vaccination method for preventing fibrosis induced by schistosome infection.

    Parasite Rex

  • The World Health Organization has decided that even if a schistosome vaccine provided only 40 percent protection, it would be worth backing.

    Parasite Rex

  • Net climate-change-related increases in the geographic distribution (altitude and latitude) of the vector organisms of infectious diseases (e.g., malarial mosquitoes, schistosome-spreading snails) and changes in the life-cycle dynamics of both vector and infective parasites would, in aggregate, increase the potential transmission of many vector-borne diseases ...

    Chapter 8

  • Night storage dams in irrigation schemes, for example, provide a suitable habitat for the aquatic snail intermediate hosts of schistosome parasites.

    1. Target audience, objectives, scope and structure

  • Slide B. 3 The life cycle of schistosome parasites

    Chapter 6

  • For example, schistosome eggs have a latency of a few weeks during which time they develop in an intermediate host into the infective, free swimming cercariae (Fig. 2.2); however, both the eggs and the cercariae have a persistence of only a few hours if they do not enter a new host

    Chapter 4

  • For example, schistosome eggs have a latency of a few weeks during which time they develop in an intermediate host into the infective, free-swimming cercariae (Fig. 2.2); however, both the eggs and the cercariae have a persistence of only a few hours if they do not enter a new host

    Chapter 3

  • In addition, China's buffaloes reportedly are being "toilet trained" to defecate only at specific sites to avoid contaminating waterways with schistosome eggs.

    9 Management

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